Watch the Action

The Q2030 Regional Action Plan contains many great ideas for transforming our region. There are also many ideas already underway that have the possibility for great results. By leveraging our collective strengths and diversity, exercising a no-excuse attitude and committing to collaboration, we can build on the work of our existing community groups and quickly multiply the impact. Take a look below at some action already underway in our region.

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We must create a welcoming community in which all people are embraced, have an equal opportunity for success and know that their differences are the foundation for the region’s successes. While fostering a community culture that is welcoming and inclusive is important to the retention of new residents, it is also vital to ensuring existing residents of all races, ethnicities, ages, political affiliations, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and viewpoints feel engaged and embedded in the community.

This video showcases community pride and the people and places of the Quad Cities that make it a great place to live, work and play. When Justin Timberlake challenged the nation to make their own version of his "Can't Stop the Feeling" music video, Young Professionals of the Quad Cities (YPQC) accepted as an opportunity to showcase Quad Citizen swagger.

YPQC is aligning much of its work around the Q2030 Regional Action Plan's priorities, one of which is "regional attitudes and engagement." The Q2030 plan states: "Quad Citizens must become the ambassadors of our region and help create and demonstrate a 'swagger' and civic pride."

"Quad Citizens: Can't Stop the Feeling" was produced by Dphilms and sponsored by Necker's Jewelers and Lujack Lexus of the Quad Cities. The project was created to inspire all Quad Citizens to embody pride, a positive spirit and swagger for the region.

One of the keys to the Q2030 Regional Action Plan is that Quad Citizens must become the ambassadors of our region and help create and demonstrate a "swagger" and civic pride. Positive attitudes and perception about what we love about our region at the grassroots level will establish a base for broader, more pervasive and lasting improvements in outlooks and expectations for a more dynamic and connected future Quad Cities.

The Q2030 Regional Action Plan contains many great ideas for transforming our region. There are also many ideas already underway that have the possibility for great results. By leveraging our collective strengths and diversity, exercising a no-excuse attitude and committing to collaboration, we can build on the work of our existing community groups and quickly multiply the impact. With Q2030, we will challenge the status quo and change the game in our region in cool, creative, connected and prosperous ways.

When it comes to the cool places pillar of the Q2030 plan, Daytrotter is covering a lot of ground. As a member of the Q2030 Steering Committee, Daytrotter’s founder Sean Moeller is no stranger to the plan and its purpose, and that shows.

Deere & Company CEO Sam Allen served as the 2015 Regional Vision Summit’s keynote speaker. He endorsed the Q2030 effort and urged those in attendance to be “the stewards shepherding the plan’s promise to transform our region.” 

The Student Built Home Program in the Davenport Community Schools and the Building Trades Program at the United Township High School Area Career Center are two standout examples of programs in our region providing students with the skills and competencies needed to contribute to the economy and community.

Miguel Rosas, owner of New Style Barbershop, 101 5th Ave., Moline possesses a creative and unique talent that could take him anywhere in the world, but he has chosen to keep his business based in his hometown, the Quad Cities, adding to the diverse fabric of creative people that make this region rock.

The Q2030 Regional Action Plan seeks to position all area students to graduate high school interested and prepared for college and/or careers. Davenport West High School is putting its students ahead of the game with the INSPIRE program.

In December 2015, the name Q2030: A Regional Action Plan was introduced for what was formerly known as the Regional Vision Plan. That name change signified the moving of a vision into action. 

In 2015, Rock Island High School launched its INCubatoredu Entrepreneur and Enterprise Program and its state-of-the art business incubator classroom, a catalyst for grooming creative people.

The Quad Cities honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during celebrations held in 2015.

Crawford Company’s collaborations with local craft beer brewers keep the spirits flowing around the Quad Cities.

Slavery is a horrific blemish on our nation's history, but we can be proud as a region that so many Quad Citizens during that era stood on the right side of history. Many of our area's forefathers fought to abolish the institution.

Over the years, Hero Street in Silvis has gained incredible notoriety for the Quad Cities.

The Q2030 Plan has us looking forward, but let's not leave the past too far in our rearview mirror.

I-74 bridge progress

MetroLink MegaStop

From the Q2030 Steering Committee Tri-Chairs

Joe Slavens

 

Kent Pilcher

Steve Bahls

From the Quad Cities Community

Alvaro Macias

 

John Thodos

Kai Swanson

Rev. Dwight Ford

 

I Love the Quad Cities

I Love the Quad Cities